Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh was so different than Hanoi.  It was more modern and fast paced.  We explored the city on foot during the day and at night took a motorbike food tour.  Our guides were young college girls who spoke great English.  They told us about their lives and showed us around the city in […]

Hanoi Photo Diary

      Ladies sitting by their shop, and Kanya ordering a banh mi with the ever-present hot sauce in the foreground.           We saw a lot of things on motorcycles.

Ninh Binh Itinerary

Ninh Binh was my favorite part of Vietnam.  We took the train there from Hanoi (it takes about two hours) around sunset, and as we sped by the little villages we could see little glimpses of everyone going about their evening.  The train tracks go right through the middle of everything.  We could see people […]

Mua Caves

We woke up before the sun came up our first day in Ninh Binh so we could bike to the Mua Caves.  We immediately got lost, I somehow threw my shoe in a muddy rice paddy, and everything took longer than we thought, but we finally made it, thanks to offline Google maps (always the savior). […]